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Lindemans Framboise | Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
2,826 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
2.5-4.0% ABV

Added by Todd on 11-01-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,592
Reviews:
1,052
Ratings:
2,826
pDev:
14.43%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
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73
Gots:
408
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Ratings: 2,826 |  Reviews: 1,052
Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of muswellbeerbelly
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcpat1993
2.81/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It's an above average beer, but I think it's far too expensive for what it is. Almost closer to a juice than a beer. The carbonation felt a little weak to me and it's overpoweringly sweet.

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Photo of ScientificSquill
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell is definitely sour and not much else. Raspberry taste throughout the beer, tart with a light feel and high carbonation. Taste is kinda dry but has a definite Raspberry aftertaste.

I do believe the Framboise Lambic is less sweet than the Kriek Lambic, making it more drinkable to me. This beer has an alcoholic content of 2.5% which is quite low, in fact lower than most light beers. Overall, this seems like an expensive raspberry wine cooler, which is a shame since I was expecting more beer taste from these Lambic beers.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours beet red with more "fizz" than froth. Outstanding aroma with real raspberry aroma very forward, with a faint hop presence. The taste is not quite as clean and rewarding. Very sweet, and the berry flavor doesn't quite taste as "real" as its aroma. As a result, it's a bit "off" for the style. The mouthfeel is pretty heavy, despite the high carbonation. All in all, a tasty drinkable beer, but not really a "lambic" in the traditional sense. But for the vague hop flavor in the background, this might be mistaken for a sweet wine cooler.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle

Pours dark reddish purple with a dense creamy frothy bright pink foam head. Smells like fresh tart raspberries, some green apple, funky hay, with earthy grassy aged hops. Tastes like tart raspberry juice, green apple, hay, with earthy grassy hops. Feels medium bodied, creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice framboise.

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Photo of jw4free
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cknoch
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbcrunch
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dromines78
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SugarAtkinson
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My all-time favorite drinking beer. It tastes like raspberry soda and I love it. Not too filling, great taste, easy pour, and it comes in two sizes (although the smaller one is harder to find). Definitely the best Framboise on the market

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Its more like raspberry juice than beer but worth trying. Very tart and sweet, pinkish red color. Smells and tastes like raspberries.

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Photo of beagleyx2
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It is a dark beet red with hues of purple in the body. The frothy head is a light shade of pink and purple. Excellent head formation and lacing. It is picture perfect in the glass and the lacing behind is picture perfect as well.

Aroma: It smells exactly like fresh raspberries. Its aroma is intoxicating.

Taste: It tastes like raspberry juice. There is a light tartness to the beer and a soft fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very thick, smooth, and frothy feeling. It has a very heavy texture.

Overall: It doesn't have a lot of complexity and it feels more like a fruit drink than a lambic but it is a great tasting, great smelling, great looking fruit drink. If you like a beer with a sweeter edge or enjoy fruit then you will surely love this beer. While it won't make you think deeply about its poetic mysticism it will tantalize you with its delicious flavor. It is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.

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Photo of GregSemenza
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bsp77
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma and taste of sweet raspberries, with only a hint of sourness. Tasty and decadent and easy to drink (especially with the ultra low abv), but calling this a lambic is a stretch.

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Photo of mothman
3.09/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pink purple color with a pink hued head.

This one tastes like fruit juice. Lots of sweetness. A little sour in the finish. Raspberry syrup flavored. Sugary sweet.

Not a very authentic lambic in my opinion.

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Photo of Bammer21
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dingNshug
2.79/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Too fruity
Too much like drinking a cough syrup or an immune booster drink.

Good once, for like 5 drinks. And then I don't want anymore.

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Photo of JellyTremblay
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright, not too sweet, just a bit sour. Loved it.

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Photo of jasadewi
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful dark red, with reddish hued and frothy head. There was a raspberry seed left in the bottle, that along with lacing, rested on my glass.
S: Fresh raspberries.
T: Sour raspberry taste, that certainly causes the lips to pucker. Acidic, raspberry, sour, tart, and a touch sweet.
M: Very carbonated and acidic. It packs a bite on the tongue and during the aftertaste.
O: Overall, I'm in love with this beer. The sourness is a challenge, though it's not as strong as on some beers. I like the look, smell, taste, every aspect of this beer. My girlfriend said the acidity/sourness/sweetness hurt her teeth, so be wary if you have sensitive teeth. But, I loved it.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newdamage1
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lindemans Framboise from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 2,826 ratings
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